Patient Education


Patient Education Center

Welcome to our Patient Education Center - the information below details common eye disorders and eye conditions that are treated and diagnosed at Medical Eye Care Associates. For questions, please feel free to contact us or call our office at 781-762-9018.

Common Vision Disorders

PresbyopiaPresbyopia

Presbyopia is a condition that typically becomes noticeable for most people around age 45.  With age, the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus adequately. Although presbyopia is not completely understood, it is thought that the lens and its supporting structures lose the ability to make the lens longer during close vision effort. To compensate,  individuals find that holding reading material further away makes the image clearer. Ultimately, aids such as reading glasses are typically needed by the mid-forties. Besides glasses, presbyopia can be helped by monovision and multifocal contact lenses, monovision laser vision correction, and new presbyopia correcting implant lenses.
 


Myopia (Nearsightedness)Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Nearsighted individuals typically have problems seeing well at a distance and are forced to wear glasses or contact lenses. The nearsighted eye is usually longer than a normal eye, and its cornea may also be steeper. Therefore, when light passes through the cornea and lens, it is focused in front of the retina. This will make distant images appear blurred. There are several refractive surgery solutions available to correct nearly all levels of nearsightedness.

 


Hyperopia (Farsightedness)Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Farsighted individuals typically develop problems reading up close before the age of 40. The farsighted eye is usually slightly shorter than a normal eye and may have a flatter cornea. Thus, the light of distant objects focuses behind the retina unless the natural lens can compensate fully. Near objects require even greater focusing power to be seen clearly and therefore, blur more easily. LASIK in Boston, Refractive Lens Exchange and Contact lenses are a few of the options available to correct farsightedness.

 


AstigmatismAstigmatism

Asymmetric steepening of the cornea or natural lens causes light to be focused unevenly, which is the main optical problem in astigmatism. To individuals with uncorrected astigmatism, images may look blurry or shadowed. Astigmatism can accompany any form of refractive error and is a very common eye condition. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, corneal relaxing incisions, laser vision correction, and special implant lenses.

 


Common Eye Conditions

 

REVIEW US ONLINE
1 2 3 4 5
DIRECTIONS
Winslow Professional Building
95 Chapel Street
Norwood, MA 02062
P : 781-762-9018
F : 781-769-2319

MEDICAL EYE CARE HOURS
Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 6:00pm*
Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
*We are open until 6pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month
OPTICAL HOURS
Monday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm*
Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday
Closed
*Twice a month till 6:00 pm, call for day. Closed daily from 12:00-1:00.
CATARACT
CENTER
GLAUCOMA
CENTER
RETINA
CENTER
COSMETIC
CENTER
DRY EYE
CENTER
OPTICAL
CENTER